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Updated: December 5, 2013
2013: Played in 11 games, making five starts … Was in on 429 plays, 376 on offense and 53 on special teams … Had 32 knockdowns on the season … Made his first career start and was in on all 60 offensive snaps in the season opener against Alabama … Was in on 51 offensive plays as well as special teams against Western Carolina … Saw action on special teams against Marshall … Was in on 21 offensive snaps, while also contributing on special teams at Georgia Tech … Saw action on special teams against North Carolina … Was in on 21 plays on offense, while also contributing on special teams in the win over Pittsburgh … Was in on special teams against Duke … Was in on 11 offensive snaps as well as special teams at Boston College … Made the start and played 79 snaps on offense at Miami … Didn’t miss a snap, in on all 70 offensive plays as well as five special teams plays against Maryland … Earned Iron Hokie honors in summer max testing.
2012: Played in 12 games, seeing action mostly on the field goal/PAT protect unit … Saw action on 22 plays on offense … Moved around between guard and tackle early on before settling as the backup at right tackle … Appeared on special teams in the win over Georgia Tech … Graded out at 90 percent while playing 10 offensive snaps against Austin Peay … Saw time on special teams at Pittsburgh … Graded out at 81 percent seeing time on offense, as well as special teams against Bowling Green … Contributed on special teams against Cincinnati and at North Carolina … Saw action on special teams at Miami and against Florida State … Was in on six special teams plays at Boston College and four more against Virginia … Appeared on special teams in the overtime win over Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Maintained his status as a Super Iron Hokie in the weight room during the off-season … Won the Dr. Richard Bullock Award as the most improved offensive player during spring workouts.
2011: Saw his first career action on the offensive line against Boston College, playing five snaps at guard with a knockdown … Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the spring testing … Posted a 415-pound bench press and a 450-pound front squat … His 346-pound clean was tops among the O-linemen.
2010: Redshirted during the fall while continuing to work at right tackle … Had a 435-pound front squat during off-season workouts … Switch inside to guard for spring practice … Continued to work on the right side.
2009: Entered school in January, 2010 … Went through winter workouts … Posted a 375-pound bench press … Spent the majority of spring practice at right tackle.
Prep School: Attended Hargrave Military Academy during the fall … Played along the offensive line for Coach Robert Prunty … Was listed the No. 2 prep school prospect in the country by Rivals.
High School: Played just two seasons at Buena High as an offensive lineman and defensive end … Played for a different coach each year, including Kent Holland his senior season when he led the team in tackles four games from his defensive end position … Also posted 14 pancake blocks in a game that year … Had over 100 tackles to go with 27 sacks and 12 forced fumbles during his two seasons.
Personal: Laurence DeSean Gibson … Born 3/19/91 at Fort Bragg, NC … Son of Michelle Nash … Majoring in sociology with a concentration in crime and deviance.